Struggling to read birth record of my German Jewish great-grandfather

How do I know if my German ancestors were Jewish?

5 quick tips for finding Jewish ancestors

  1. Get talking. The best way to start investigating your family’s Jewish origins is to find out as much as you can from living relatives. …
  2. Search census records. …
  3. Look into their jobs. …
  4. Investigate Jewish family names. …
  5. Track settlement trends.

How do I trace my ancestors in Germany?

The two websites generally considered to be the most complete are RootsWeb www.rootsweb.com and the Mormon Church’s Family Search www.familysearch.org. Both are set up for searches. You can enter the known facts about your ancestor and, with luck, come up with additional details.

How far back do German birth records go?

While most German civil records only go back to around the 1870s, parish registers go back as far as the 15th century.

What is the most popular genealogy site in Germany?

The 12 Best German Genealogy Websites

  • Archion ($) …
  • Matricula. …
  • FamilySearch. …
  • Ancestry.com ($) …
  • MyHeritage ($) …
  • Meyers Gazetteer. …
  • Kartenmeister. …
  • CompGen.

What are some German genetic traits?

Six Distinct Stereotypical German Personality Traits

  • They are hardworking. …
  • They are humorous. …
  • They are well-organized. …
  • They respect punctuality. …
  • Traditions are important to Germans.

Are German birth records public?

Most civil registers are still located at the local civil registration offices, but some are collected in city or state archives. Since 2009 birth records have been public after 110 years, marriages after 80 years and deaths after 30 years.

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